KpyM Telnet Server DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11983


The remote telnet server is prone to a denial of service attack.


The remote host is running KpyM Telnet Server, a Telnet server for Windows.

According to its banner, the installed version of KpyM is older than 1.06. Such versions mark a connection as free before all components, such as sockets and threads, are shut down. By flooding the service with connections, an attacker can cause the service to crash.


Upgrade to version 1.06 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11983

File Name: kpym_telnet_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/01/07

Modified: 2011/03/21

Dependencies: 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/01/02

Reference Information

BID: 9379

OSVDB: 3347